More on nutrition below but when it comes to progesterone men should use 33-200mg/day, this equates to 1-6ml/day of Natpro.
Progesterone men and nutrients for the immune system: Antioxidants are some of our most powerful defences. Take daily: 10,000-25,000 IU vitamin A; 1000-5000mg vitamin C; 500-1000mg bioflavonoids; 5-20mg Zinc; 100-1000 IU vitamin E; 200mcg selenium; 100mg Co enzyme Q10; 100mg Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA). Glutathione is our most powerful anti-oxidant and is vital for cellular defence. The liver makes it from the amino acids N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), L-glutamine/L-glutamic acid, and L-glycine, but as the limiting factor is cysteine take 1000-6000mg, (glutathione itself is not well absorbed); 4000-8000mg L-glutamine, the only amino acid which actively heals the intestines.
Progesterone men and antioxidants: Green tea (catechins); raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, cranberries, walnuts, and pecans all contain ellagic acid, the greatest amount is found in raspberries; glucosinolates, potent inducers of Phase II enzymes, found in the brassica family, i.e. broccoli, cabbage, watercress etc; the spice turmeric contains curcumin, which has been found to stop pre-cancerous changes in the DNA; many plants contain flavonoids, which remove metal toxins and also protect the antioxidant vitamins; garlic is also a potent chelator of toxic minerals; silymarin, found in the herb milk thistle, is a powerful liver detoxifier.
To support adequate production of progesterone men should ensure the right diet: Food should be natural, unprocessed and if possible organic and include both protein and fibre, particularly that from green leaves.
Small frequent meals are often a help for blood sugar imbalances. After a large meal there is a temporary drop in the level of progesterone, due to an increased metabolic clearance rate of that hormone, so symptoms can become worse for a while.
As a substitute for sugar use erythritol, xylitol or stevia. Stevia is a natural extract from the plant Stevia rebaudiana, a member of the daisy family, native to Paraguay. The extract is 200-300 times sweeter than sugar, but has none of the drawbacks and does not affect blood sugar in any way. The fresh or dried leaves are easier to use and taste better.
Xylitol and erythritol are sugar alcohols, which look and taste like sugar, but are metabolized by the body at a much slower rate, they have respectively 2.4 and 0.0 calories per gram. They cannot be used by oral bacteria, so do not contribute to tooth decay. If used in large quantities xylitol can cause flatulence and have a laxative affect, unlike erythritol which is absorbed into the blood stream before reaching the large intestine.
Progesterone men and what to avoid: Sugar and artificial sweeteners; all forms of processed foods, particularly those containing sugar; refined grains, particularly wheat; carbonated drinks, including the 'diet' drinks; fruit juices; biscuits; cakes; white breads; canned foods; sauces; sweets; large meals; all forms of oestrogen; oxidised fats, (ie margarine, refined oils, fried foods, in particular fried animal protein); pasteurised, homogenised milk; stimulants such as alcohol, coffee, black tea.
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